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James Beard Foundation Names 20 Fellows for 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

~ The future of food is female at annual five-day program empowering women in the culinary world The James Beard Foundation today announced the 20 fellows participating in the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program, taking place October 27 to November 1 at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Outlaws Cashless Restaurants

Most stores in the city will be required to accept cash starting this July Philadelphia became the first U.S. city to ban cashless stores. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of this July, most retail stores in the city will be required to … Continue reading

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How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant?

Over 350 independent restaurant owners share their startup costs and financial performance.  Restaurantowner.com’s 2018 cost to open a restaurant survey report details startup costs and financial performance of new restaurants. RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to … Continue reading

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Eater Young Guns 2018: Nominate the Rising Stars of the Restaurant Industry

It’s time once again to open up nominations for Young Guns, Eater’s annual search to identify the most promising talent in the restaurant industry. Young Guns aims to honor up-and-comers who are making the dining world a better place, whether they’re behind … Continue reading

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Stepping Lightly: How Restaurants Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Five ways restaurant operators are working to save the planet If there is anyone who should care about climate change, it should be those in the restaurant industry. On a fundamental level, the changing weather patterns on this warming earth … Continue reading

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Instagram or it Didn’t Happen? L.A. Restaurants Show How the App Has Changed Their Industry

For Helene Henderson, Instagram has become synonymous with the dining experience at Malibu Farm. Henderson owns the farm-to-table restaurant on Malibu’s pier and credits Instagram with transforming the once quiet, seaside shack — which opened in 2014 — into a … Continue reading

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Brownsville Restaurant and Culinary Project Aims to Transform Lives

They were kneading dough and mostly silent as they focused on their work. The teacher darted in and out of the well-equipped back room. Out front, another group took orders and prepared meals in the open kitchen. The nonprofit training … Continue reading

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Want to run a restaurant? Cleveland Chefs Sought for New Ohio City Food Hall

Deadline to apply is February 1. The Galley Group, founded in Pittsburgh two years ago, is bringing its restaurant-incubator concept to Cleveland next year, with space for four aspiring chef-owners. The eatery – it doesn’t have a name yet – will … Continue reading

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